Truck filled with explosive chemical catches fire in Newberry County

dprice@thestate.comMay 20, 2013 

Crews from the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, Newberry County Haz-mat team, South Carolina Highway Patrol, Department of Health and Environmental Control and Chappells Fire and Rescue have all responded to the scene.

Ammonium nitrate is a chemical commonly used in fertilizer, but has also been used to construct makeshift bombs. Explosives used in the Oklahoma City bombings in 1995 contained ammonium nitrate.

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